Nita

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Nita
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All-Round Support Mage
Force of Nature? What's its rating?
Discord @Zen#3209
Reddit [1]
Metatype Human
Street Cred 0
Notoriety 0
Public Awareness 0
Titles and Awards 0
CDP 4
D.O.B. 17th May, 2052
Age 29
Folder [2]
Priority Metatype - E
Attributes - B
Magic/Resonance - A
Skills - C
Resources - D


Character Information

Summary

A blessing to her allies and a bane to her enemies, Nita is a fine representation of the followers of Bear. Capable of magical healing and a number of useful mystical tricks as well as possessing broad knowledge of the use of spirits, Nita is the typical but ever-useful party mage.

Goals

Nita's primary goal is much the same as many Shadowrunners: to live a free life without the shackles of the law, all while saving up enough Nuyen for an early retirement. She also seeks greater knowledge and understanding of the Domain of Red, and the best way to attain that is by making use of its magic.

Background

Nita's history is riddled with misfortune. Born as Skylar Paternoster, she's a native Portlander. Orphaned at a young age, so young that she could not even remember her parents, Skylar spent much of her time in foster care. Her foster family was important to her, but she regularly clashed with both her "parents". As she entered puberty these disagreements grew more intense. Though she was never particularly social, she did have a single close friend, Petra, with whom she spent most of her time. This ended when Skylar was seventeen years of age. When Petra was discovered dead, her body mangled and abused, after being seen leaving with Skylar, she was a prime suspect.

After she was taken into custody, her foster parents decided to break ties with her. Their relationship had been problematic already, and now the accusation left them unwilling to care for her any longer.

Though the culprit was not caught, police did soon learn that it wasn't possible for Skylar to have performed the act; she had a solid alibi with several witnesses, and the MO turned out to match that of an infamous serial killer. The act was predetermined and professional, and the killer had left his signature: a small tattoo in the shape of an amaryllis flower, applied postmortem and hidden out of direct sight.

As Skylar was not yet an adult, a new foster family was to be found for her. There weren't many takers for taking a former murder suspect in, though, no matter the fact she had only been a suspect for a matter of days. Before she could re-enter the system, Nita vanished from under the eyes of Child Protective Services. Hitchhiking to Seattle, she adopted the nickname Nita and disappeared among the masses. She had always possessed a talent for magic, but had never practiced it beyond the very basics until then.

Eventually Nita ended up under the wing of a passing mage of the Red. He did not imprint dogma or detail into her mind. Instead, he taught her the basics of the basics, the traditions of Red Mages, the power of the Domain of Red. He taught her respect for beasts and birds that eventually eclipsed her respect for metahumanity. He did not give her a fish, but put a rod in her hands and taught her how to catch. Then one day, he simply vanished, apparently having left Seattle overnight, satisfied with his instructions for his "apprentice".

Over the years, Nita acquired bits and bobs of magical knowledge. Though she's not an expert in many subjects beyond magic, she's become quite a knowledgeable local. Around her mid-twenties, after acquiring some degree of magical capability, Nita came into contact with the shadow community. Starting off as an advisor and occasional low-level talismonger, she eventually learned that the real money could be made by running in the shadows. After a meeting and conversation on the subject with Alessa P, Nita spent her meager savings on equipping herself for shadowrunning, and took her first contract.

Narrative Significant Qualities

Positive

Mentor Spirit (Bear)

After the loss of her friend and the most important person in her life, Nita became increasingly protective of any new friends she made, and aggressive towards those who would threaten them. This definitely helped her relationships while living in the cutthroat Redmond Barrens, and served as a nexus for her to be led to the guidance of the Bear. Rather than discouraging such behavior, her mentor taught her to protect what she loved without hesitation. While affected by her Mentor's Mask, the image of a pale-yellow spiritual bear usually envelops her or appears next to her body.

Negative

Big Regret

Nita blames herself for the death of her friend so many years ago. Though the two were supposed to go out together, they ended up in an argument. The two of them split up, with Nita heading to one of her favored haunts and her friend heading to another part of town to have her fun. The following morning, her friend's corpse was discovered. Ever since then, Nita has been plagued with guilt and regret for that silly argument that, in her eyes, led to her friend's untimely death.

Prejudiced

Nita considers technomancers to be unnatural and creepy. Magic is a natural, beautiful thing. Technomancy is unnatural, strange, twisted. She keeps her prejudice to herself, but she's definitely more aloof to technomancers.

Social Stress

Nita is easily unnerved by the memories of her friend, a young woman named Petra. Meeting an individual that physically resembles her old friend triggers an intensely stressful, negative reaction in her. Nita's friend was a young human woman of average build and slightly below-average height, with blonde hair usually worn in a long braid. She possessed the broad cheekbones, deep-set dark eyes and heart-shaped face of many women with eastern European heritage.

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Guerilla RadioYorkhai25 August 2081
Like Taking Candy From A BabyGravitySweet Sweet Revenge17 August 2081
Covering The BasicsCrimsonHome is where the heart is10 August 2081

Affiliations

Contacts

Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Alessa P 4 2 Fixer Owner of The Daze The Daze, Shadow Connections, Ear to the Ground, Punk Rocker, Bootleggers Even
Roger Hendrix 3 2 Fixer Shop owner/Fixer Martial Artist, Former Runner, Teacher, Protector of the dowtrodden Even


Organizations

N/A

Allies

Alessa P: Currently serving as Nita's fixer.

Enemies

In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

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SINs

  • Cassandra Lithgow: Local spiritualist and know-it-all. In the public eye, she runs a simple summoner's service, conjuring spirits for day-to-day requests.

Appearance

Clothing

Matrix Persona

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Media Mentions

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